Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Delicious Tardis Cake

I am a lucky man.  Yesterday I turned 35 and I can't think of a single thing I want in my life that I don't currently have.

As I approached 30, I started to kick myself in the ass for not taking my writing career seriously.  I spent all my time whining about not being a writer instead of sitting my butt down and writing.  Now here I am at 35 and I've got a book out here in the US and in Germany, another book out in a month, a short story in an anthology filled with brilliant writers (I'm still not sure why I'm in it), and a third book sold and set to come out Spring 2015.  I have a supportive family, a partner who got me a Tardis cake, and the best friends possible.

My twenties were rough.  I was rootless, confused, stupid, and angry.  I made a ton of mistakes, took a lot of people for granted, and wasted my time.  I finally took charge of my life in my thirties.  I stopped waiting for other people to make me happy and set out to do what I needed to do to create a fulfilling life.  And I've succeeded.

My thirties are half over and I can honestly say that they've been the best years of my life.  I'm a very lucky man, and I suspect that the rest of my thirties are going to be just as great, if not better.

"All of time and space; everywhere and anywhere; every star that ever was. Where do you want to start?" - The Doctor


  1. Happy Belated Birthday.

  2. How did I miss this?

    I hate to even admit this, but my next door neighbor, my very first crush, the girl who introduced me to Aslan and Pern, first tried to turn me onto The Doctor in the 80s. I couldn't get into it.

    It actually took my kids to get me into the reboot a few years ago, but now I am head over heals in love, and I'm not the least bit ashamed to admit that practically every other episode leaves me weeping into my beer.

    Here are some favorite quotes from the modern seasons:

    "You want weapons? We're in a library. Books! Best weapons in the world! This room's the greatest arsenal we could have."

    "But that's what you do, the human race make sense out of chaos, marking it out with...with weddings and Christmas and calendars. This whole process is beautiful, but only if it's being observed." (quantum physics again)

    "This is my timey-wimey detector. Goes 'ding' when there's stuff."

    "The theatre's magic, isn't it? You should know. Stand on this stage, say the right words with the right emphasis at the right time... Oh, you can make men weep, or cry with joy...change them. You can change people's minds just with words in this place."

    "Back in the beginning, I was always trying to be old and grumpy and important, like you do when you're young."

    "Amazing, though, don't you think? The star whale. All that pain and misery...and loneliness. And it just made it kind." (that one's Amy)

    Sigh. Now I need to watch some.


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